1-May-2011 at InfoAge

May 1, 2011 at InfoAge

The Jeff3: Jonas, Frady, Brace
It's like having 150 extra engineers!
MARCH now boasts all 3 versions of the Calcomp 565 plotter:
the IBM 1627 and Bendix PA-3
(and David Gesswein's PDP8/e runs his Calcomp 563)
The Bendix PA-3, gift of Claude A. R. Kagan
as part of the PDP/8
The IBM 1627 model 1, gift of Jeffrey Jonas.
The Calcomp 565, gift of the Thomas Kirk estate.

Looking inside the Bendix PA-3, we see the Calcomp name on the PCB
Is this the keyboard to the Xerox 860
without the CAT (Capacitance Activated Template) touchpad?
The bare mechanism for the old TTY.
the left side prints on the 5 level chadless punched paper
the right side printer uses a print matrix, not a cylinder or ball or wheel
5 bit TTY kybd & paper tape code
The IBM 1130, before cleaning

ARC: Antique Radio Club

One of the spare Vanguard 1 satellites.
  • October 4, 1957: Sputnik 1 launched.
    It beeped, was tracked by Camp Evans, and eventually fell out of orbit.
  • December 6, 1957: Vanguard TV3 blew up during the televised launch.
  • March 17, 1958: Vanguard 1 became the second artificial satellite
    successfully placed in Earth orbit by the United States.
    It was the first solar-powered satellite and is still in orbit.

    wikipedia links:
Matt Patoray ought to appreciate the vintage TV camera tubes